Sophisticated fake social media personas created by North Korean hackers offered to collaborate with cybersecurity researchers. Several US researchers fell for it.
Feb. 4, 2021 • ~7 min
Older adults who post more pictures to Facebook feel more competent about their social media use, which can in turn boost their feelings of well-being.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~7 min
The type and amount of misinformation closely tracks tensions in US-China relations. Effectively countering the misinformation comes down to who does the debunking.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~8 min
New research suggests tech firms need to improve how they detect abuse in response to the evolving use of coded language.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
Encrypted messaging services like Telegram provide virtual dark corners where far-right extremists can recruit, organize and plan unhindered.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~8 min
Facial recognition, social media and location tracking give law enforcement a leg up in a monumental investigation.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~9 min
Does 'deplatforming' work to curb hate speech and calls for violence? 3 experts in online communications weigh in
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~10 min
The co-editor of a book on Trump's language deciphers the "foreboding, apocalyptic" language that preceded the January 6 breach of the Capitol.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~11 min
Social media censorship in the US fails to tackle the rising trend of ‘disinformation-for-hire’ cyber troops.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online tech later, according to new research
Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~7 min